Young Filmmakers Competition

We’re thrilled to announce that the Young Filmmakers Competition is back for its 9th year! The prestigious prize aims to encourage and support budding young filmmakers in our region through two separate competition streams.

The Chris Anderson Award (for filmmakers 15-19 years old)
We invite young people (aged 15-19 years old) to submit their short films to compete for The Chris Anderson Award and a cash prize of £250. This competition commemorates the life of Chris Anderson who was an active supporter of our Festival and of developing skills in young filmmakers. The Award is kindly supported by his family - widow Chrissie Anderson and son Paul W.S. Anderson, Director of Resident Evil and Alien vs. Predator.

Young Filmmakers Award (for filmmakers 14 years and under)
We invite young people (aged 14 years old and under) to submit their short films to compete for the new Young Filmmakers Award and a cash prize of £250. 


Shortlisted filmmakers will see their films on the big screen during this year’s 12th Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival and be in with a chance of winning the prestigious award and £250 towards their next filmmaking project.

The Young Filmmakers Competition is open to schools, colleges, youth groups and individuals and is free to enter. We accept entries via website URL or DVD and we are looking for short films under 16 minutes long.

For more information please download the Guidelines. To submit an entry to the Young Filmmakers Competition, download and complete the Application Form and follow the submission details.

If you are having difficulty with the links above, please email us and we can help.

Deadline for entries is 5pm on Friday 19th August 2016 and applicants will be notified if they have been shortlisted by early September!

Good luck!